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Shadow Bay

Shadow Bay
2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .46%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Shadow Bay
2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, France

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13% RS: .46%
Opaque garnet black color. Interesting, attractive aromas of chocolate covered espresso bean, dried blueberry, mint jelly, and miso paste with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an interesting, medium-length dusty dried blueberry, chocolate covered espresso bean, soy glaze, and peanut skin finish with silky, coating tannins. An easy-drinking and lip-smacking cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered espresso bean, dried blueberry, mint jelly, and miso paste
Taste Flavor: dusty dried blueberry, chocolate covered espresso bean, soy glaze, and peanut skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beef Sandwich, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-drinking and lip-smacking cabernet.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.